This isn't even close. Smith is the real deal and Tyler would be best coming off the bench.
By the way JS is playing on ESPN right now.
I would be happy with either AL Jefferson or Josh Smith. IF we could get both then great but I don't want to break the bank to get both of them. I think we should have a shot at either one but its going to have to be a sweet deal. IF we could do Tyler for Josh and a second round pick then I think the Hawks would consider it.
Likewise I think AL could be had with multiple picks and or Rush or Tyler. I don't mind having a perfect fit because we could do a lot of damage with Hibby and AL. Think Lakers with Pau Gasol and Bynum. The key is too use the cap space so we get the most bang for buck.
I agree 100%.
There's no question Smith is a 4. Yes he's 6-9 (like Tyler), but he's able to contain opposing big men with his solid defense. He was a strong candidate for defensive player of the year last season and/or the season before.
His offense is something dangerous for opponents.
I'd love to get the Atlanta's key player that always kills us in pretty much every matchup against them.
Give them Danny, a few other pieces for Smith.
Josh Smith is really the #1 big man I want and I want us to be active and go out and try and get him.
Last edited by Trophy; 04-01-2011 at 09:34 PM.
Posey+Rush+McBob sign and trade to give them a 4 back and this years first
I would love to get Smith as I mentioned in another thread. Not sure we have the pieces that Atlanta would want. They want a C to move Horford to the 4, so it would take Hibbert. We only want Smith to put next to Hibbert.
Don't think we'll get Smith. And Smith is a hell of a lot better than tunnel vision Hans.
3 scenarios for the draft, starting with my favorite first:
1. Pacers trade up for Justice Winslow
2. Take WCS or Stanley Johnson (this is the theory of a player falling); Make trades (Hibbert/West/others) for additional picks - George Lucas and Rakeem Christmas are players I'd love to have with a late first/early 2nd round
3. Trey Lyles
I'm sure my opinion will change many times before the draft though.
If we get Smith then our concern would be who plays best along side him. Smith not Roy would be the cornerstone but I don't see a problem and expect they would adjust to each other. Josh's mobility would help when roy is double-teamed. Josh is just so much more mobile than Tyler. Right now we have two less than optimal athletes starting in the frontcourt.
Everyone on this team has had their ups and downs. Why you're singling out Tyler as amazing and everyone as terrible I have no clue. Are you a UNC fan who migrated here or something?
I am missing why Hibbert/Tyler is better than Hibbert/Smith. What exactly does Tyler do to help Roy or is it that Tyler not proximal to Roy that makes it work.
I don't think that we have yet found the right PF/C combo and I like both Roy and Tyler.
I'm a little reluctant to trade Roy to get Josh Smith because getting rid of Roy isn't going to do much for us because Smith needs a center to play with.
I would, however trade Danny for Smith straight up or throw in a future 1st round pick or 2 if needed.